|Satan Tried to Tempt Jesus--Tissot|
Satan wants to keep our soul from returning to God.
Jesus is our Way back to God.
When I was a court appointed family therapist, the majority of my cases involved twisted stuff that didn't stay tucked away in the dark recesses of humanity. It involved stuff I don't want to remember. After half a year of clinically assessing, diagnosing, and constructing cognitive behavior plans, it hit me--evil feeds on humanity.
People were abusing, drinking, cutting, not eating, over eating, lying, cheating and a bunch of other crap. Oh, and they were raising their kids in it--just as many of them were raised in it.
The sins of the fathers passed on from generation to generation.
If your nature is laziness--then evil will help you rationalize whatever sin you choose.
If your nature is self loathing--then evil will continue to diminish you.
If your nature is gluttony and lust--then evil will always have you craving more.
If your nature is pride and envy and greed--then evil will make you feel like you deserve something better.
Evil leaves the soul dissatisfied and disrupted. There is no peace.
It is legion and travels from appetite to appetite.
Some demons, we are told by Christ, can only be cast out through prayer and fasting.
There you go.
My wife and I recently began an exercise program called P90X (my typing is poor due to finger muscle fatigue)
From the start P90X has the next 90 days planned for you. All you need to do is trust the program. All you need to do is bring the desire and execute.
Again--Christ says that some demons can only be cast out through prayer and fasting.
There's the program, trust it and watch Grace build on nature.
Yeh--Lent is coming--maybe we ought to start a Lenten Spritual renewal program through this blog entitled L40X!